Helena Liu

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How to beat the female leadership stereotypes

A recent Gallup poll states that if given the choice between a male or female boss when taking a new job, Americans strongly lean towards men as their preferred choice. The figures highlight that issues with female authority have not gone away. The stereotype of the "horrible female boss" persists …

Managers Doing Leadership: The Extra-Ordinarization of the Mundane - Mats Alvesson, Stefan Sveningsson, 2003

Yoga

Better leaders or better leadership?

Paradox three appears to be comprised of intersecting ideas about how our informal culture of ''mateship'' breeds uneasiness with competition, …

Leadership is complex and those in charge are not always in control

I was recently invited by a colleague to complete a questionnaire for a 360-degree appraisal of her competence as a leader. The questionnaire was long, so I have aggregated the questions, but here are the sorts of things that I was asked to evaluate. To what extent could she:<p><b>1.</b> Promote team-work …